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chemistry help - calculating the total error?

this is the question:

calculate the maximum error for each piece of apparatus, then the total overall apparatus error:

the error of the equipments: pipette: +/- 0.02 cm^3 and thermometer: +/- 0.1 degrees celcius


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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    The total percentage error in the apparatus is equal to the sum of the individual percentage errors in the equipment.

    The percentage error in a piece of equipment is equal to the error in it over the reading taken by it, x100.

    For example, if you measured 25cm^3 of a solution with a pipette the percentage error would be 0.02/23 x 100.

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